December 27, 2017

Fighting game events in Tokyo around the EVO Japan timeframe (that I know of)

2018 February and March Fighting Game Events in Tokyo

I'm super excited for EVO Japan. It will be my first EVO, but I'm not sure that counts. I've been living in Japan for the past ten years, and regularly go to the Fighter's Crossover (that's the name) Street Fighter V weekly event at E-sports Square (that's the place).

I want to gather information about events that will happen around the EVO JP timeframe. I'll ask people I know - I personally only know much about Street Fighter - and keep this post up to date.

I'm not going to list EVO Japan or side tournaments here, but if you are interested see the EVO Japan side tournament section. There is Anime Evo Japan, which includes MVCI, and I was surprised to see a SF3 Cooperation Cup special.

The arcade scene is vibrant, and you are likely to find competition at any arcade, but some are more well known than others. You might want to check out

  • Mikado Arcade, Map Takadanobaba
  • Taito Station Shinjuku East Exit, Map
  • Various arcades in Akihabara, Club Sega, Hey!
  • Various shops in Akihabara like the retro game store Super Potato, Map
  • Play Spot Big One 2nd, Map. Out in Chiba, but good place for 3rd Strike or Melty Blood. (Thanks Arlieth!)
  • Game Newton, Map. Lots of ST setups.
  • Your Warehouse, Map Kawasaki (For the crazy design)
  • Game Bar A Button, Map
  • This JP travel guide with a list of arcades and the scenes they are known for, compiled by 310.venom
  • Maybe a maid cafe or something? They're everyhere in Akihabara.
  • This Sagat themed store about Saga-ken in Ginza 3F commn ginza, inside Ramo Frutas Cafe. Operating from 2018-01-22 to 2018-01-28, 10am - 9pm.

Justin Wong wrote a guide to Japan so check that out too. Lots of good practical information about what you should do to prepare. Get a suica card, how to get a pocket wifi, etc.

Date Game Event Location Comments
2018-01-05 Fri. Multiple Shot Bar Lucy All Night Games Shot Bar Lucy, Map Shot Bar Lucy 11:30pm - 5:00am SFV / Tekken / others
2018-01-05 Fri. SFV Friday Sky Studio Sky, Map 2pm - 8pm via @fridayskyjp
2018-01-06 Sat. SF3 Cooperation Cup Hulic Hall Tokyo, Asakusa-bashi  
2018-01-07 Sun. SF3 Cooperation Cup Hulic Hall Tokyo, Asakusa-bashi  
2018-01-07 Sun. SFV Sunday Sky Studio Sky, Map  
2018-01-09 Tue. KOF KOF Tuesday Shot Bar Lucy, Map From 19:00 to close
2018-01-10 Wed. SFV Fighter's Crossover (FCA) Akihabara E-sports Square, Map Regular weekly
2018-01-10 Wed. MVCI Marvel Wednesday Shot Bar Lucy, Map Also board games
2018-01-12 Fri. Multiple Shot Bar Lucy All Night Games Shot Bar Lucy, Map Shot Bar Lucy 11:30pm - 5:00am SFV / Tekken / others
2018-01-12 Fri. SFV Friday Sky Studio Sky, Map 7pm - 11pm
2018-01-14 Sun. SFV Sunday Sky Studio Sky, Map  
2018-01-14 Sun. VSAV Mikado Savior via @mikadosavior Mikado Arcade, Map Sign up 14:-15:00, single elim tourney
2018-01-14 Sun. SFV Shot Bar Lucy SFV Event Shot Bar Lucy, Map From 12:00pm to 8:00pm. 3000yen, 2000 after 3pm.
2018-01-16 Tue. KOF KOF Tuesday Shot Bar Lucy, Map From 19:00 to close
2018-01-17 Wed. SFV FCA Casuals day Akihabara E-sports Square, Map Update to S3 on PC
2018-01-17 Wed. MVCI Marvel Wednesday Shot Bar Lucy, Map Also board games
2018-01-18 Thur. SFV FCA Casuals day Akihabara E-sports Square, Map Update to S3 on PS4
2018-01-19 Fri. Multiple Shot Bar Lucy All Night Games Shot Bar Lucy, Map Shot Bar Lucy 11:30pm - 5:00am SFV / Tekken / others
2018-01-19 Fri. SFV Friday Sky Studio Sky, Map 7pm - 11pm
2018-01-19 Fri. Tekken7 Bakushi's Tournament Namco at Sugamo Stn., Map Casuals run by staff named Bakushi, from 19:00
2018-01-20 Sat. SFV FCA Casuals / Open tournament Akihabara E-sports Square, Map Casuals from 12:00 to 21:00
2018-01-20 Sat. Multiple Shot Bar Lucy Practice Session Shot Bar Lucy, Map Shot Bar Lucy probably from 17:00
2018-01-20 Sat. Tekken7 Female character tournament Namco at Sugamo Stn., Map Casuals run by @take6919, from 14:00
2018-01-20 Sat. GGXrd Mikado Tenkaichi Budokai3 Mikado Arcade, Map Takadanobaba Redeption bracket from 2pm, stream, @joniomikado27
2018-01-21 Sun. Tekken7 Chloe only tournament Namco at Sugamo Stn., Map Casuals run by @hibiki961, from 14:00
2018-01-21 Sun. SFV FCA Casuals / Open tournament Akihabara E-sports Square, Map Casuals from 12:00 to 21:00, random 3-3 tourney
2018-01-21 Sun. SFV Sunday Sky Studio Sky, Map From 2pm to 8pm
2018-01-21 Sun. Multiple Shot Bar Lucy Practice Session Shot Bar Lucy, Map Shot Bar Lucy probably from 17:00
2018-01-23 Tue. KOF KOF Tuesday Shot Bar Lucy, Map From 19:00 to close
2018-01-24 Wed. SFV FCA Casuals Akihabara E-sports Square, Map From 19:00 to 23:00
2018-01-24 Wed. MVCI Marvel Wednesday Shot Bar Lucy, Map Also board games
2018-01-24 Wed. Tekken7 Wednesday Tekken7 @ Namco Sugamo Namco at Sugamo Stn., Map From 20:00
2018-01-25 Thur. SFV FCA Casuals Akihabara E-sports Square, Map From 19:00 to 23:00
2018-01-25 Thur. Multiple Fighting Games Festival Studio Sky, Map 13:00 to 23:00, 2000yen for 2 hours, 3000yen all day
2018-01-25 Thur. Tekken7 Tekken7 Ladies @ Namco Sugamo Namco at Sugamo Stn., Map From 17:00, run by @meee5otk ladies only?
2018-01-26 Fri. SFV Shot Bar SFV Event Shot Bar Lucy, Map 1pm - midnight, 3000yen, 8pm - 2000yen, 2 drinks via LucyFightClub
2018-01-27 Sat. Multiple Fighting Games Festival Studio Sky, Map 13:00 to 23:00, 2000yen for 2 hours, 3000yen all day
2018-01-27 Sat. VSAV Vampire Savior Monthly Mikado Arcade, Map Takadanobaba Via @Kengallon
2018-01-28 Sun. Multiple Fighting Games Festival Studio Sky, Map 13:00 to 23:00, 2000yen for 2 hours, 3000yen all day
2018-01-28 Sun. SFV Special FCA Akihabara E-sports Square, Map From 13:00 until later. Kotatsu + Takoyaki + casuals.
2018-01-28 Sun. Multiple Mikado Arcade viewing Mikado Arcade, Map Normal arcade. DO NOT use stools / cabs for viewing.
2018-01-28 Sun. Multiple Special event Shot Bar Lucy, Map From 13:00 to midnight, 3000yen, 2000yen from 18:00.
2018-01-28 Sun. VSAV Vampire Savior Free Play Play Spot BIG-ONE 2nd, Map Saitama 500yen from 14:00 to 17:00, 200yen from 16:00.
2018-01-29 Mon. Multiple Fighting Games Festival Studio Sky, Map 13:00 to 23:00, 2000yen for 2 hours, 3000yen all day
2018-01-30 Tue. KOF KOF Tuesday Shot Bar Lucy, Map From 19:00 to close
2018-01-31 Wed. SFV Normal FCA Akihabara E-sports Square, Map From 19:00 to 23:00
2018-01-31 Wed. MVCI Marvel Wednesday Shot Bar Lucy, Map Also board games. From 17:00.
2018-01-31 Wed. Tekken7 Wednesday Tekken7 @ Namco Sugamo Namco at Sugamo Stn., Map From 20:00



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Re: Fighting game events in Tokyo around the EVO Japan timeframe (that I know of)
Hi, thanks so much for posting this information! I’m in Tokyo right now on vacation and am looking forward to playing some SFV! Do you know where I could check to see if studio sky Friday evening session are still going on? Or have they been moved to Sunday?
Posted 6 months, 4 days ago by Trevor Otto Forrey • @ • • Reply

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